Sutta Nipāta 4.6

Jarāsutta

Appaṃ vata jīvitaṃ idaṃ,
Oraṃ vassasatāpi miyyati;
Yo cepi aticca jīvati,
Atha kho so jarasāpi miyyati.

Socanti janā mamāyite,
Na hi santi niccā pariggahā;
Vinā­bhāva­santa­me­vidaṃ,
Iti disvā nāgāramāvase.

Maraṇenapi taṃ pahīyati,
Yaṃ puriso mamidanti maññati;
Etampi viditvā paṇḍito,
Na mamattāya nametha māmako.

Supinena yathāpi saṅgataṃ,
Paṭibuddho puriso na passati;
Evampi piyāyitaṃ janaṃ,
Petaṃ kālaṅkataṃ na passati.

Diṭṭhāpi sutāpi te janā,
Yesaṃ nāmamidaṃ pavuccati;
Nāmaṃ­yevā­va­sissati,
Akkheyyaṃ petassa jantuno.

Sokap­pari­deva­maccha­raṃ,
Na jahanti giddhā mamāyite;
Tasmā munayo pariggahaṃ,
Hitvā acariṃsu khemadassino.

Pati­līna­carassa bhikkhuno,
Bhajamānassa vivittamāsanaṃ;
Sāmaggiyamāhu tassa taṃ,
Yo attānaṃ bhavane na dassaye.

Sabbattha munī anissito,
Na piyaṃ kubbati nopi appiyaṃ;
Tasmiṃ pari­deva­maccha­raṃ,
Paṇṇe vāri yathā na limpati.

Udabindu yathāpi pokkhare,
Padume vāri yathā na limpati;
Evaṃ muni nopalimpati,
Yadidaṃ diṭṭhasutaṃ mutesu vā.

Dhono na hi tena maññati,
Yadidaṃ diṭṭhasutaṃ mutesu vā;
Nāññena visud­dhi­micchati,
Na hi so rajjati no virajjatīti.

Jarāsuttaṃ chaṭṭhaṃ.